Enhanced with a new introduction and additional, modern footnotes, Amelia Edwards’ classic work will thrill and fascinate you. This trip changed her life and she spent the rest of it promoting the exploration and conservation of Egyptian antiquities. Written with wit and a phenomenal knowledge of Egypt (for the day), Edwards’ bold journey will put you in a time and place that no longer exists.
“It is a most curious place, dedicated to Hathor and commemorative of the nurture of Horus. On the blackened walls within, dimly visible by the faint light which struggles through screen and doorway, we see Isis, the wife and sister of Osiris, giving birth to Horus. On the screen panels outside we trace the story of his infancy, education, and growth. As a babe at the breast, he is nursed in the lap of Hathor, the divine foster-mother.”—Edwards at the Island of Philae